Milwaukee Bucks’ Grayson Allen misses shooting stat milestone by .001

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Grayson Allen started 70 games for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2022-23 and averaged 10.4 points per game. He was one of the top shooters for the Bucks; he shot .905 from the free throw line and was second to Jrue Holiday in most threes made with 146.

In his last three NBA seasons, Allen has elevated his game making him one of the top shooters in the league; in the last three years, he is shooting .400 from the three-point line (412-for-1,029) and .883 on free throws (257-for-291).

Milwaukee Bucks’ Grayson Allen misses shooting stat milestone by .001

Allen, however, this past regular season, just missed out on putting his name on a very exclusive club. For the record, Allen in 2022-23 shot .518 on 191 2-point shots, shot .905 on free throws, and connected on .399 of his 3-point attempts. The .399 on 3-point attempts left Allen .001 short of having a .500/.400/.900 shooting season: .500 in 2-point field goals, .400 on 3-point attempts, and .900 on free throws.

There have been 28 players who have reached the .500/.400/.900 (minimum of 41 games played) in a season, per Stathead. Allen would have been the 29th in league history. For the 2022-23 season, four players reached these numbers: Trey Murphy III (New Orleans), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn and Phoenix), Seth Curry (Brooklyn), and Steph Curry (Golden State).

There have been two Bucks players who reached the .500/.400/.900 shooting milestone in a season: Malcolm Brogdon did it in 2018-19 when he shot (.544/.426/.928) for the Bucks that season; Khris Middleton did it the following season when he shot (.546/.415/.916).

With his .500/.400/.900 season this year, Steph Curry has now reached those shooting stats six times in his career, most among NBA players. Steve Nash is second with five seasons.

NBA players with most .500/.400/.900 shooting seasons

Here are the eight players with more than one .500/.400/.900 season in league history:

Six-Steph Curry
Five-Steve Nash
Three-Jose Calderon
Two-Kyrie Irving, J.J. Redick, Kevin Durant, Mark Price, Larry Bird

It’s interesting to note that a few other players (in addition to Malcolm Brogdon) with a connection to the Milwaukee Bucks had a .500/.400/.900 season.

J.J. Redick played 28 games for the Bucks in the 2012-13 season. Tony Snell spent three seasons in Milwaukee and had a .500/.400/.900 season in 2019-20 with Detroit. Current Buck Meyers Leonard had such a season in 2014-15 for Portland. Ray Allen, who played parts of seven seasons with the Bucks had a .500/.400/.900 season for Boston in 2008-09. Current Bucks broadcaster Steve Novak had one season with those numbers in 2008-09 with the Clippers. Jon Barry, who started his NBA career with the Bucks, had one season with those shooting stats in 2001-02 with Detroit.

It will be interesting to see if Allen can translate this sweet shooting over into the playoffs.

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